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by bcassedy
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Bottom Paint and Preparation
Topic: Help with bottom paint prep
Replies: 7
Views: 183

Re: Help with bottom paint prep

I've repainted the boat's bottom after a good sanding and wipe down. The last repaint was in July, 2017 (boat didn't make it into the water that season :( ) . The boat's always pulled at season's end and then power washed before going up on blocks. Did that this season and a LOT of the previously ap...
by bcassedy
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Question to owners about your 32' FB Sedan
Replies: 25
Views: 753

Re: Question to owners about your 32' FB Sedan

Dream boat = 41' Marquis!
1990 model = dream come true
Winning lottery = dream realized


... and now I'll go back to watching the 10+" of snow build up on the deck I'm building. (Hey, wintertime is for non-boat stuff!)


Bill
by bcassedy
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Question to owners about your 32' FB Sedan
Replies: 25
Views: 753

Re: Question to owners about your 32' FB Sedan

We've always looked at our boat as a "stress reducer" so our cruise speed is normally around 9 - 10 mph. Our burn rate (gph) fluctuates. Why? Cuz boating on the Ohio and its currents is variable, including heading upriver. Case in point. We take a yearly trip from our marina (Lighthouse Po...
by bcassedy
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: good info to print out
Replies: 3
Views: 258

Re: good info to print out

Thanks Wayne. Really handy to have!

Bill
by bcassedy
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: About My Boat Brags
Topic: New Boater, Made offer on first Marinette
Replies: 8
Views: 1075

Re: New Boater, Made offer on first Marinette

Stu, Welcome aboard!!! You'll find that owning a boat can be a maddening labor of love. Not a negative, just how owning a prize like your Big M can be. You'll work on her, put in hours, and then when all is said and done (and, if you're inclined, a brew in your hand...) slip into the feeling of prid...
by bcassedy
Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Thermostat Housing
Replies: 14
Views: 2494

Re: Thermostat Housing

Thanks Jeff!!! :)

Bill
by bcassedy
Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Thermostat Housing
Replies: 14
Views: 2494

Re: Thermostat Housing

Thunderstruck, It's "possible" that, if there's enough good cast iron left on the housing's body, you could take it to a welder who could braze on new steel nipples. Brazing's fairly strong and since that section of the water system is not under great pressure, such a repair should hold wi...
by bcassedy
Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Thermostat Housing
Replies: 14
Views: 2494

Re: Thermostat Housing

Jeff, Couple of questions... 1. Did you pull the t-stat out at the end of the season? ... I do to add antifreeze after the engine(s) pull af from the salad bowl(s) and expell it from each exhaust AND then draining water from engines by pulling brass drain plugs on each side of engine***. *** no long...
by bcassedy
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: Gas fillup, dilemma over
Replies: 18
Views: 3215

Re: Gas fillup, dilemma over

Followup... (3 weeks removed...) Had 3 plastic barrels (which had sunflower oil as original contents) that I thoroughly cleaned out to remove any residue. Modified trailer to hold them "rock solid". Picked up 150 gal ethanol free gas from marina having lowest cost/gal. Lot of siphoning int...
by bcassedy
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: auto pilot
Replies: 20
Views: 6861

Re: auto pilot

Like Jeff, the "Admiral"'s my auto pilot....


... and she's "more economical" than 1900.00!!! :lol:

Bill

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